Breakage of rocks by pulsed electric discharge at elevated pressures and temperatures

V. F. Vazhov, R. R. Gafarov, S. Yu Datskevich, M. Yu Zhurkov, V. V. Lopatin, Vasily Mikhailovich Muratov, B. Jeffryes

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The process of electric-pulse-induced breakage of sandstone, limestone, and granite at elevated pressures (up to 350 atm) and temperatures (up to 110°C) has been studied. The dependences of the material fracture depth, breakage output, and specific energy consumption on the temperature and pressure are determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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